May/June 2014

Web Resources

Meet Mary Casanova

Mary Casanova is the author of more than thirty books, ranging from picture books (including One-Dog Sleigh) to her YA novel (Frozen), as well as books for American Girl and two resulting movies: Chrissa Stands Strong and McKenna Shoots for the Stars. Once a reluctant reader and a “can’t-sit- still” kind of kid, Mary is passionate about writing “stories that matter and books that kids can’t put down.” Her awards include the ALA Notable, Parent’s Choice Gold Award, and Booklist Editor’s Choice, in addition to numerous state reading list awards. When she’s not on the road for research or speaking engagements, Mary loves exploring the woods in northern Minnesota with her husband, Charlie, and their horses and dogs.

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Meet the Author

Nick Glass of TeachingBooks. net interviewed Rick Riordan in New York City on May 31, 2013.

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Additional Resources

  • Standards
    Next Generation Science Standards for Grow with STEM
  • Freebies, Doodads & Helpful Hints
    Who’s Your Favorite Teacher (from a Book)? matching game
  • Curriculum Connections
    Understanding Graphic Novels guide and teacher notes; Season Slips activity sheet
  • Character Ed
    Illustrated Novel or Graphic Novel? resource lists
  • Library Lessons
    Ghastly Professions activity sheet; Old-Fashioned Letter Writing visual and activity sheet; Acronyms and Backronyms visual and activity sheet

Events Calendar

June, July and August calendar filled with fun-filled facts and activities

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